Makayla Phillips



Age (at audition) 15
Sex Female
Act Singer
Seasons 13
Position Reached Semifinalist

Makayla Phillips was a singer act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent. She was eliminated in the Semifinals.


Makayla Phillips is from Canyon Lake, California. She was born on July 8, 2002.


Makayla Phillips' audition in Episode 1306 consisted of singing "Warrior" by Demi Lovato. Impressed by her performance, Heidi Klum pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending Makayla straight to the Quarterfinals.

Makayla Phillips 15-Year-Old Receives Golden Buzzer For "Warrior" - America's Got Talent 2018


Makayla Phillips' Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1313 consisted of singing "Issues" by Julia Michaels. Mel B and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations.  Makayla finished in sixth, seventh or eighth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, she received more online votes than Da RepubliK and Front Pictures, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1314.

Makayla Phillips 15-Year-Old Performs Beautiful Rendition Of "Issues" - America's Got Talent 2018


Makayla Phillips' Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1317 consisted of singing "Who U Are" by Jessie J. Mel B and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations. Makayla did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1318, eliminating her from the competition along with Amanda Mena instead of Michael Ketterer.

Makayla Phillips Teen Singer Performs Rendition Of "Who U Are" - America's Got Talent 2018

After the Show

Makayla Phillips auditioned for the 2020 season of American Idol.  She was eliminated in the Top 11.


  • Makayla won the Dunkin' Save vote by only 0.1% in her Quarterfinals week.
  • She is good friends with Season 14 winner Kodi Lee.
  • Makayla performed "Might+U" and "Might," two insert themes from the anime series My Hero Academia. "Might+U" can be heard in the movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising and "Might" can be heard in the thirteenth episode of the show's fourth season.

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